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  1. zcoddvidd
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    Hey Guys
    My V Star 650 custon i bought used . Unknown to me as a newbe when i bought it, the exhaust ends had been slashed off and the baffels gone. I liked the sound of the bike at first , but now starting to feel it is a bit to loud. is there any after market baffels product or exhaust tips i can had on. the exhaust is about 4 inches around after the end have been cut... thanks for any ideals

  2. Ravhite
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    First of all, I've ridden in Branson traffic and think loud pipes could be a good thing when ridding the Golden Years or the Blue Hair highways..........

    I couldn't stop myself, you are indeed a brave man.

    I'm afraid you are rather limited in the number and sizes of after market baffles available. Just a thought here but my wife has some used Vance & Hines slip-ons she may sell for a good price.

  3. zcoddvidd
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    Ha haa ...Blue Hair highways...you made me laugh with that one.. but it is true; I live 2 minutes from the strip so i deal with it everyday. and usally work somewhere on the strip too. guess i am used to it now.

    Yes i was looking for baffles to fit with no luck. Aftermarket slip-on's might be the best answer. and Vance & Hines would be a great..would be interested in the slip-on's. i am between jobs right now .. but let me know what you would want and a modle number and i will see what i can do... thanks .

  4. bdcruizer
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    My bike was the same way so I did some experimenting and this is what I came up with. You can take a piece of 1 1/8 ID exaust pipe and it will fit snug over the pipe inside the muffler and find the lenght you need and find center then spotweld a 1 1/8 freeze plug in the middle, then drill 5, 3/8" holes on the top and bottom side of the pipe on each side of your plug. This is your baffle, Now make an end piece out of 3/16 steel plate that fits snug inside the muffler with a 1 1/4 hole in the center for the baffle. Put the baffle in the muffler then slide your plate in place over the baffle with about 1/16 of an inch of the baffle coming through the plate then you can weld the baffle to the plate. After you have done this you can spot weld the plate to your muffler, (but this will burn the chrome) If you do you can scuff the chrome and paint the tips with high temp paint I painted mine high temp silver and it looks pretty good. Also doing this way you can remove the baffle and plate as an assembly before you spot weld it to the muffler and adjust the sound you want by adding or plugging some holes. I left mine as explained and it has a nice deep tone That is just loud enough ( For my taste anyway). Very happy with the outcome of this mod. I have done the RAK with this mod and rejeted to 112.5 mikuni jets and the bike sounds and runs great.

  5. Ravhite
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    Ha haa ...Blue Hair highways...you made me laugh with that one.. but it is true; I live 2 minutes from the strip so i deal with it everyday. and usally work somewhere on the strip too. guess i am used to it now. Yes i was looking for baffles to fit with no luck. Aftermarket slip-on's might be the best answer. and Vance & Hines would be a great..would be interested in the slip-on's. i am between jobs right now .. but let me know what you would want and a modle number and i will see what i can do... thanks .

    We are in the process of unpacking from a move and I don't know if they are here or in storage, I'll have to check.

    cruisercustomizing.com

  6. zcoddvidd
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    thanks Ravhite....no hurrys ....but i am interested.

    bdcruizer. thats a really great plan you put on here .. i just dont know if i could get it done.. with no welder or welding exspearance. but i am for sure going to touch up some scratches with that high temp paint

    I sure do enjoy working on my bike..i can hardly keep up with the ideas i get.

  7. MigejCojode
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    My bike was the same way so I did some experimenting and this is what I came up with. You can take a piece of 1 1/8 ID exaust pipe and it will fit snug over the pipe inside the muffler and find the lenght you need and find center then spotweld a 1 1/8 freeze plug in the middle, then drill 5, 3/8" holes on the top and bottom side of the pipe on each side of your plug. This is your baffle, Now make an end piece out of 3/16 steel plate that fits snug inside the muffler with a 1 1/4 hole in the center for the baffle. Put the baffle in the muffler then slide your plate in place over the baffle with about 1/16 of an inch of the baffle coming through the plate then you can weld the baffle to the plate. After you have done this you can spot weld the plate to your muffler, (but this will burn the chrome) If you do you can scuff the chrome and paint the tips with high temp paint I painted mine high temp silver and it looks pretty good. Also doing this way you can remove the baffle and plate as an assembly before you spot weld it to the muffler and adjust the sound you want by adding or plugging some holes. I left mine as explained and it has a nice deep tone That is just loud enough ( For my taste anyway). Very happy with the outcome of this mod. I have done the RAK with this mod and rejeted to 112.5 mikuni jets and the bike sounds and runs great.
    Excellent mod. Good job. I would love to hear a sound clip of it.

  8. oltkeeser
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    Wonder if someone has an old set of OEM's they took off their bike they'd sell you cheap. If not, we have a set of OEM's off a 2007 1100 Classic. If you can see if they'd work, we could probably make a deal.

  9. MigejCojode
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    05 and later would be a little more work. You have to take out the catalytic converter. I have a way to gut them that sounds great. In a nutshell your take a hole saw and take out the end baffle then pull out the intermediate pipe. The sound is perfect, very little high pitched 'atv pipe' sounds and it's very clean looking when finished.

  10. bdcruizer
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    Thanks MigejCojode I like the sound and will work on getting a sound clip and post on here. I'm going to do this mod on a friends bike and thought I would take pics of the steps if any are interested.

  11. MigejCojode
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    Thanks MigejCojode I like the sound and will work on getting a sound clip and post on here. I'm going to do this mod on a friends bike and thought I would take pics of the steps if any are interested.
    Certainly, thanks for the offer. I work of a few of these bikes.

  12. bdcruizer
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    Heres a link to a video I made so you can hear the pipes. Not the best sound but it was the only way I could figure out how to do this. The pipes have a little deeper tone when you hear the real thing.

    youtube.com

  13. MigejCojode
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    It sounds very good.

  14. bdcruizer
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    Ok MigejCojode I have completed my next pair of pipes and took photos and added explanations of the proccess on the photos but not sure if i should post on here because there are 13 pic's what do you think?

  15. bdcruizer
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    If anyone would like to see these pics let me know

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